Tag: Fauci, Anthony S

Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts

Of all the coronavirus’s qualities, perhaps the most surprising has been that seemingly healthy people can spread it to others. This trait has made the virus difficult to contain, and continues to challenge efforts to identify and isolate infected people. Most of the evidence for asymptomatic spread has been based on observation (a person without […]

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Trump’s Coronavirus Testing Chief Concedes a Lag in Test Results

WASHINGTON — With schools, universities and businesses pinning their hopes for reopening on rapid coronavirus testing, the Trump administration’s testing czar told Congress on Friday that getting test results within two to three days “is not a possible benchmark we can achieve today.” But even that sober assessment from Adm. Brett P. Giroir, the assistant […]

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The Tanned Man Has a Green Monster

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease specialist and a leading voice in our battle against Covid-19, has gotten under Donald Trump’s skin. He won’t lie to make Trump look better or cover for the lies Trump tells. He won’t paint a rosy portrait of our prospects during the pandemic or offer excuses for […]

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Trump Announced, Then Canceled, a Yankees Pitch. Both Came as a Surprise.

WASHINGTON — An hour before Dr. Anthony S. Fauci threw the first pitch at the season opener between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, President Trump stood on the briefing room stage at the White House and declared that he, too, had been invited to throw out his own opening pitch. “Randy Levine […]

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A.O.C.’s Powerful Rebuke to Sexism in Congress

More from our inbox: Image  Credit…House Television, via Associated Press To the Editor: Re “Ocasio-Cortez Defies Sexism by Shaming It on House Floor” (front page, July 24): Simply put, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s words on the House floor denouncing the sexist vulgarity used against her by Representative Ted Yoho, a Florida Republican, were the most powerful and […]

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Will We Trust Health Experts When the Coronavirus Crisis Is Over?

As the Ebola epidemic raged in 2014, some West Africans resisted public health guidance. Some hid their symptoms or continued practicing burial rituals — like washing the bodies of their dead loved ones — despite the risk of infection. Others spread conspiracies claiming the virus was sent by Westerners or suggested it was all a […]

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Trump, in a Shift, Endorses Masks and Says Virus Will Get Worse

WASHINGTON — President Trump acknowledged on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic was growing more severe in the United States and endorsed mask wearing in a shift after weeks of playing down the seriousness of the crisis that has killed more than 140,000 Americans. Rather than just “embers” of the virus, as he has repeatedly characterized […]

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Anthony Fauci Is Not an Alarmist. He Is a Realist.

Americans may have lost faith in their most cherished institutions — the presidency, Congress, the media, perhaps even democracy itself — but 65 percent of them still believe in Dr. Anthony Fauci. This, in spite of the fact that he’s practically disappeared from network and cable television while the pandemic has whipped through the country […]

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Trump, Unleashed

Bret Stephens: Hi Gail. Have I ever mentioned the fact that I’m a big fan of the film “Gladiator?” It has so much that’s relevant to the Trump era: a mad emperor; his terrified female companion; a cowed Senate; bread and circuses and blood sport; and an eerie resemblance between the Proximo character (the great […]

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Where Is the Outrage?

It never ceases to amaze me how more people aren’t outraged, shocked and disgusted by Donald Trump’s cruelty and malfeasance. Nearly 140,000 Americans are now dead because of the Covid-19 pandemic and more than 3,000,000 have contracted the disease. Furthermore, our outlook in this country is dire: Cases are surging and the number of dead […]

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Trump Leans Into False Virus Claims in Combative Fox News Interview

WASHINGTON — An agitated President Trump offered a string of combative and often dubious assertions in an interview aired Sunday, defending his handling of the coronavirus with misleading evidence, attacking his own health experts, disputing polls showing him trailing in his re-election race and defending people who display the Confederate flag as victims of “cancel […]

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Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus

WASHINGTON — Each morning at 8 as the coronavirus crisis was raging in April, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, convened a small group of aides to steer the administration through what had become a public health, economic and political disaster. Seated around Mr. Meadows’s conference table and on a couch in his […]

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top aides decided to shift primary responsibility for the coronavirus response to the states during a critical period of weeks in mid-April, eagerly seizing on overly optimistic predictions that the pandemic was fading so the president could reopen the economy and focus on his re-election, a Times investigation found. […]

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With the Coronavirus Pandemic, Republicans Are Flunking Microbe Economics

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida said something remarkably stupid the other day. I know, I know: it’s probably harder to find a day on which DeSantis didn’t say something stupid than a day on which he did. But this particular piece of thickheadedness, I’d argue, helps us understand why America’s response to the coronavirus has […]

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Treacherous Times for Dr. Fauci in the Sacred Cow Business

WASHINGTON — For a while there, it looked possible that Dr. Anthony S. Fauci — the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a Washington sacred cow if there ever was one — might come away from the Trump White House unscathed. He was viewed as bipartisan (served six presidents!) and a savvy truth-teller able to […]

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Despite White House Broadsides, Most Americans Stick by Fauci

Welcome to Poll Watch, our weekly look at polling data and survey research on the candidates, voters and issues that will shape the 2020 election. The Trump administration is engaged in a not-so-quiet whisper campaign to cast doubt on Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, and other public health officials. President […]

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USA Today, After Fracas, Says Op-Ed Attacking Fauci Fell Short of Standards

A scathing op-ed article by President Trump’s top trade adviser that declared Dr. Anthony S. Fauci “wrong about everything” caused a fissure at the White House this week, with Trump aides scrambling to disavow the attack on one of the most trusted public figures of the coronavirus crisis. Now the article, written by Peter Navarro, […]

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This Time, the White House Disavows a Fauci Critic

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday tried to distance itself from an attack on Dr. Anthony S. Fauci by President Trump’s top trade adviser, the latest criticism of the government’s leading infectious disease expert by a prominent administration official. A short op-ed by Peter Navarro in USA Today on Tuesday, with the stark headline […]

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Aide Posts Cartoon Mocking Fauci as White House Denies Undermining Him

WASHINGTON — White House officials this week have denied trying to undermine Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, for his stark analysis of the coronavirus pandemic. But Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, undercut that message by posting a cartoon mocking Dr. Fauci by an artist […]

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Fauci Back at the White House, a Day After Trump Aides Tried to Undermine Him

WASHINGTON — A day after President Trump’s press office tried to undermine the reputation of the nation’s top infectious disease expert with an anonymously attributed list of what it said were his misjudgments in the early days of the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci returned to the White House on Monday. The visit underscored a […]

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Trump Aides Undercut Fauci as He Speaks Up on Virus Concerns

President Trump’s advisers undercut the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, over the weekend, anonymously providing details to various news outlets about statements he had made early in the coronavirus outbreak that they said were inaccurate. The move to treat Dr. Fauci, who has led the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

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